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Nov. 8, 2013

Licensed to grill

Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd) on Thursday grilled Rosemary Krimbel, commissioner of the city’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, on a host of licensing matters that impact his dense River North neighborhood. Reilly held court on everything from liquor laws to valet companies to horse drawn carriages, perhaps incurring the wrath of an impatient Alderman Carrie Austin (34th), chair of the City Council Budget Committee. “The chairman is going to make me to turn my mic off,” Reilly joked.

Oct. 25, 2013

Mayor problems

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed drew some laughs from the audience of a Thursday City Club of Chicago luncheon while describing the challenges of addressing his city’s unfunded pension liability upon taking office in 2010. “I don’t want to sugarcoat it. The year that we did pension reform was terrible,” Reed explained. “I was unhappy; People threw a lot of symbols and signs at me that were unpleasant. [But] that’s nothing in Chicago, you all know that. That’s how y’all greet each other in the morning!”

Bike rage

Oct. 22, 2013

Cool spaces

Crain’s Chicago Business released a video providing a look inside what it has dubbed “Chicago’s Coolest Offices 2013.” One common theme among the offices are open floor plans, which Crain’s said encourage collaboration among workers and eliminate office hierarchies. To see which five local firms were featured in the video, and the spaces they occupy, head over to Crain’s Chicago Business.

Oct. 18, 2013

What a couple

Oct. 15, 2013

Bright ideas

Oct. 11, 2013

Job insurance

Oct. 8, 2013

Raising awareness

Chicago Park District’s Soldier Field and Buckingham Fountain are two of almost 200 Chicago structures that are sporting the color pink during October in recognition of breast cancer awareness month, according to Digital Journal. Other notable Chicago landmarks “going pink” this month in support of the cause are the Willis Tower, the John Hancock Building and the Merchandise Mart.

Class prez

Oct. 4, 2013

Action Alderman

Oct. 1, 2013

On a roll

Sept. 27, 2013

Seniors go for the Gold

Age was not an issue at the Chicago Park District’s Senior Games. Seniors showed up excited to compete at the games, which included 16 days of golf, swimming, track and field, line dancing, horseshoes and shuffleboard, according to DNAinfo Chicago

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